Continental has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads for improved clarity. The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that fleet employees can pinpoint the tire’s application and usage at a glance.
The new name spells out the vehicle classification, axle configuration, and application for which the tire was designed. For example, the Conti HAU 3 WT is a heavy truck tire, designed for all-position use, in urban applications, for waste transport.
It is available as a new tire in 315/80R22.5 Load Range L, and as a retread in 210-280 mm widths. The four-rib tread pattern with zigzag grooves resists high scrub, and extra sidewall protection delivers resistance to curbs and cuts. Continental’s tread compound provides outstanding mileage and heat reduction, while the bead design offers increased durability and resistance to brake heat, according to the company. As of May, the tire is available under the new name, Conti HAU 3 WT, as well as main sizes of the retread, ContiTread HAU 3 WT. Renaming of the additional retread sizes will occur over the next several months.
In the same family, the ContiTread HDU 3 WT is a heavy truck pattern, designed for drive axle use, in urban applications, for waste transport. It is available as a retread in 210-280 mm widths. The wide variety of widths ensure the retread can accurately fit all major casing sizes available on the market. The deep 32/32-inch tread depth and open-shoulder tread design offer excellent traction, while notches prevent heat build-up, according to Continental. It is anticipated to be available under the new name, ContiTread HDU 3 WT, starting in August.
Roll Off Systems, a waste transportation company in Statham, Ga., is using all Continental tires and retreads on its fleet of urban waste front-loaders and construction roll-offs. The fleet maintenance manager said he prefers Continental waste transport tires because they are durable, he can retread them multiple times, and they are easy to repair. “The quality of the tire is excellent, both new and for retreadability. We don’t have sidewalls blown out, we don’t have tire failures. We typically get two retreads on a casing,” he pointed out. “What impresses me the most is the service we get out of them, their durability, and that they’re easy to repair.”